Bollywood romantic movies wrong about relationships

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Cinema has been a part of the entertainment industry for a long time. It creates a massive impact on people all over the world. Bollywood movies have always acted as a role model for many of us and cast a huge impact on society. We often tend to follow our favorite Bollywood star and copy them whether in terms of fashion, lifestyle or romance! Yes, we all love the dramatic love stories on reel and fall in the trap to implement the same in real-life. Though innumerable lessons about relationships are taught to us by these movies, with the time, we realize that they were not as true and reliable in real life as depicted on-screen. So, today we have come up with a list of Bollywood romantic movies that taught us wrong about relationships:

Love Aaj Kal

As the title of the movie is, it tells about a modern-day couple who gave importance to their career. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film depicts how your felling change within days! Like firstly the duo loved each other as “friends” and move on with their respective partners but suddenly after days realize that they still have feelings for each other and their love blossoms again! They get back together and leave their respected partners to be with each other. But in the process, do they recognize that they have hurt someone and broke their hearts? Are such people trustworthy in real life? Definitely no!

Befikre

Though the title of the movie is Befikre, but it surely leaves us a “little bit worried” because of its plot! Befikre is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Aditya Chopra and stars Ranveer Singh and Vani Kapoor in the lead roles. The film was certainly more about attraction than love and reveals how two people enjoy being intimate in a relationship without marriage! Since this type of culture is still a taboo and remains unaccepted, the story finally ends in marriage. The film got recognition for its idea of having fun and living life on their terms and conditions by being in live-in relationships and breaking all norms of society. Some stories in real life also end up getting married but it is not the same for all.

Raanjhanaa

This one was surely bizarre! The film starred Dhanush and Sonam in the lead roles where the actor is seen to make every possible effort to woo the heroine. From stalking her to cutting the wrist, the film was full of something one should never probably do! The male lead’s friend, don’t have any career of their own and their main job is to get his friend the love of his life but still, the heroine does not take his efforts seriously at all resulting in a bizarre end.

Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me

Its story still resides in the heart of people and is loved by all. This movie starring R. Madhavan, Dia Mirza, and Saif Ali Khan, shows a love triangle! The film portrayed how R. Madhavan instantly fell for Dia at first sight and faked his identity as her “would-be” fiancée to win her love. But with the time they fell in love with each other. When the heroine comes to know the truth of Madhavan, she broke all ties with him and is about to get married to her fiancée. On the day of the marriage, she realizes that she still loves Madhavan who is fake and does not have his status, identity, and career. She decided to leave the man like Saif who is NRI and successful too. 

Darr: A Violent Love Story

As the title of the movie is self-explanatory, we do not have to say more! It was a 1993 Indian psychological romantic thriller film directed and produced by Yash Chopra through the studio Yash Raj Films. The film stars Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. The film was well-received by critics and audiences and was declared a “Blockbuster” at the domestic as well as the overseas box office. It has attained classic status over the years and is regarded as one of Chopra’s best and even won various accolades. Though the movie was extremely good, when it comes to winning your love, this movie is surely giving the wrong message! 

No means no! Right? But according to the film, when someone says “no” to your love there is unquestionably a “yes” sneaking behind it. The male lead keeps trying to win the love of the girl in some ridiculous and silly ways. He left no stone unturned to accomplish the love with his feeble-minded efforts and kills one of his friends in the process. He was so much obsessed with the girl and becomes very violent. Even after she gets married, he did not spare her and also writes her name on his body by a blunt object! It certainly passes a wrong message and should not be tried in real life at any cost!

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

This was the one that is still being trolled by many for its concept! The film revolves around the love triangle and the one-sided love of Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, and Rani Mukerji. Though the film proved to be the biggest blockbuster of all time, but there was certainly something about the story which makes us uncomfortable. The first instance was the one where the female lead that is, Kajol does not even confess her love to the male lead( ShahRukh) and saddens of getting friend-zoned! Like, without expressing, how one will ever understand your love? The character of the female protagonist is not an image that young girls should follow.

The next was the one in which Shah Rukh falls for Kajol only when she changes herself completely and transforms from being a tom-boy to wearing saree and acting girlish! Like, you will only get noticed for your looks, not your heart! Right?

Kabir Singh

This was probably the most loved film of the decade! Kabir Singh is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani where Kapoor plays Kabir Singh, a surgeon who spirals into self-destruction when his girlfriend leaves him. Though the film was loved by all, it surely surpasses the wrong message. The film was a toxic portrayal of masculinity and this was supported and loved by the female lead as well!

They both end up falling for each other She wants to stay with him despite he slaps her, asks her to leave and misbehaves with her. She fights with her family to get married to the hero. She gets married to another guy due to family pressure. The film also portrayed the harsh reality of students ragging. If we give it a deep thought, then it is when we realize that even if the female was ragged by the male lead, she ends up falling in love with him only! Like how is it possible? Love certainly does not mean self-destruction. Right?